Background check measure on guns included in spending bill

Mar 21, 2018

A measure strengthening the federal background check system for gun purchases will be included in the $1.3 trillion government spending bill being negotiated by congressional leaders, aides say

Stocks wobble and end lower after Fed raises interest rates

Mar 21, 2018

US stock indexes give up early-afternoon gains and finish with small losses after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it might boost those rates at a faster pace next year

Markets Right Now: After a day of wobbling, indexes end down

Mar 21, 2018

Major U.S. stock indexes mostly gave up early gains and ended lower as investors absorbed the first Federal Reserve meeting led by new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

The Latest: Powell's press briefing shorter than Yellen's

Mar 21, 2018

The Latest: Powell's 1st press briefing shorter than Yellen's

Which countries will dodge tariff ax? Answer by end of April

Mar 21, 2018

Trump administration will decide by end of April which countries dodge tariffs on steel, aluminum

US existing-home sales climbed 3 percent in February

Mar 21, 2018

US sales of existing homes rose 3 percent in February after declines the previous two months

Strikes to disrupt French trains, flights, schools Thursday

Mar 21, 2018

French trains, flights, schools and other public services are set to be disrupted Thursday by nationwide strikes to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's economic measures

Costs strike General Mills in 3rd quarter, shares drop

Mar 21, 2018

General Mills fiscal 3Q results mixed as company dealt with rising freight and commodity costs

Struggling UK retailers hoping squeeze on incomes ending

Mar 21, 2018

As British retailers struggle, hopes are that Brexit-fueled squeeze on households' incomes is easing

Tariffs on steel, aluminum set off scramble for exemptions

Mar 21, 2018

President Donald Trump's trade policies have sent industry groups, companies and foreign countries scrambling to seek exemptions from tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminum

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